The Old Reliable
The '63 Impala that Dave Strickler ran at the '63 Nationals takes a "soft" pass at the 2006 Muscle Palooza show and race.
PONTIAC - stock Pontiac Super Duty 421v8/405hp vs stock Chevy 409v8/409hp on DYNO
WATCH THE VID TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY Dyno TO THEIR FACTORY 405hp/409hp ratings. Growing up.....Pontiac/Oldsmobile old timers/EXPERTS who taught me most of what I know, often told me Chevy rated their horsepower in a more optimistic way than say Oldsmobile or Pontiac. I've even heard Pontiac rated/tested their engines in a 100 degree room, compared to Chevy in a 60 degree room. These Dyno results seem to reflect that some of what I heard was true. Both of these engines are great, but the results do seem to show that Pontiac was not rating their horsepower worrying if it would cause "songs to be written" about their engines .... like the great song "She's real fine my 409"--(Chevy).
'64 426 Hemi Plymouth Savoy vs '63 427 Ford Galaxie 500
Here's a vintage race like it might have happened back in the day. Bob Munoa is the owner/driver of the Plymouth. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 2013.
Stick Nova 8000 RPM
US 131 Dragway, Martin, MI. Pinks All Out qualifying.